It’s hard to remember a time when the terms “Liam Neeson” and “action” didn’t have a connection. But since “96 Hours” at the latest, Neeson has become an indispensable part of this genre – and one can no longer imagine his filmography without the almost incessant stream of new hit-and-run thrillers.
In the action profession, however, Neeson rarely works with well-known filmmakers. His latest action thriller “Memory – His final assignmentThere is an exception: Martin Campbell, the director of the Bond hits “Goldeneye” and “Casino Royale” took the director’s chair! If you want to see what the Neeson & Campbell combination can do, you can now do so in the home cinema: The action thriller “Memory” is now available for your home shelf!
» “Memory” at Amazon: 4K Steelbook* / 4K Mediabook* / DVD & Blu-ray*
However, the release of “Memory” in home cinema will be staggered: today, September 23, 2022, the action thriller will be released as a limited and serialized steel book exclusively on Amazon and as an exclusive media book on MediaMarkt and Saturn*. These editions each contain the film on 4K disc and Blu-ray.
» “Memory” at MediaMarkt: 4K Steelbook* / 4K Mediabook*
On September 30, 2022, “Memory” will be released in several other editions, including as a regular DVD and Blu-ray as well as in an alternatively designed 4K Steelbook and 4K Mediabook.
The extremely efficient and ruthless assassin Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson) has only one rule: he does not kill children. So he rudely rebuffs his newest client, real estate magnate Davana (Monica Bellucci), when she demands he snap a teenage girl, Beatriz (Mia Sanchez), who is being guarded by FBI agent Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce). He then decides to do good for once in his life and let the FBI know that Beatrice is in danger. But Alex has Alzheimer’s and is increasingly confused. Nevertheless, this case does not leave him alone, which is why he sets out with a huge arsenal of weapons to protect this one life. No matter who gets in his way…
If the plot of “Memory” seems familiar to you, there are good reasons for that. Then The Liam Neeson vehicle is a remake of the 2003 Belgian thriller The Alzheimer’s Case. Which in turn is based on a novel by Jef Geeraerts and not only has numerous alternative titles, including “Lost Memory – Killer without memory” and “Murder without memory”, but also two sequels.
» “The Alzheimer Case – Made Dead” on Amazon Prime Video*
The sequels “The Right to Revenge”* and “The Last Victim”* are from the years 2009 and 2017. While the prelude to the Belgian trilogy generated strong reviews, was profitable at the box office and was even selected as the Belgian entry for the Oscar category “Best International Film”, “Memory” received mixed reviews at best on.
At DashFUN, “Memory” was awarded an average of 2.5 stars. The reasons for this are the action scenes, some of which are “almost ridiculously short”, and the unused potential for drawing drama from the main character’s dwindling memory. On the plus side, however some imaginative peaks of violence that were staged with a “painful, showy vehemence”. and the dedication with which Liam Neeson and Guy Pearce allude “to the script idleness.”
However, since “Memory” has so far grossed less than $13.5 million worldwide with a budget of $30 to $43 million, one can probably forget the prospects of a second part.
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